Saeed, Dr Kordo



Clinical microbiology and infection prevention

Training and education

  • MBChB (medical degree) - University of Sulaimani, Iraq, 1998
  • MSc in clinical tropical microbiology - University College London/Royal Free Hospital, London, 2003
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists - London, 2007


Dr Saeed is a consultant clinical microbiologist who has worked in the NHS since 2004. He's particularly interested in:

  • infection prevention
  • antimicrobial stewardship (making sure antimicrobial medicines are used appropriately)
  • the evaluation of novel tests and markers to recognise infection
  • sepsis
  • reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics.

At UHS, Dr Saeed works to prevent infection in the intensive care unit. He also sees patients who have infections of the skin, soft tissue, bones or joints, or infections related to biofilm (groups of micro-organisms that develop on surfaces, including in the body).

Dr Saeed is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Southampton and a member of the specialty training committee for the Wessex Deanery. He also has experience in health promotion, education and sustainable development in low and middle income countries.  

Dr Saeed is secretary of the skin, bone and joint infections working group of the International Society for Chemotherapy (ISAC). He's also chair of the biomarker and rapid diagnostic working group for ISAC.

Awards and prizes

  • WOW award for best director of infection prevention - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Acorns Education Awards best clinical supervisor 2017 - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Acorns Education Awards director of medical education award 2017 - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Saeed has a number of research interests related to bone and joint infections and biomarkers (naturally occurring characteristics that can be used to identify disease).

His publications include:

  • Sandoe J, Saeed K et al, et al Opportunities for antimicrobial stewardship in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections who are unsuitable for beta-lactam antibiotics: a multicentre prospective observational study . Ther Adv Infectious Dis 2019, Vol. 6: 1–11.
  • Saeed K et al, The early identification of disease progression in patients with suspected infection presenting to the emergency department: a multi-centre derivation and validation study. Critical Care (2019) 23:40.
  • Saeed K et al, 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection: Summary from the Biofilm Workgroup and Consensus on Biofilm Related Musculoskeletal Infections. Journal of Orthopaedic research 2019 in press DOI 10.1002/jor.24229.